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Churches’ freedom affirmed again by federal court

CHICAGO (BP) – The freedom of churches and other religious organizations to make employment decisions based on their beliefs has again gained support in the federal court system.

Christian flag in speech battle flies, briefly, over Boston

BOSTON (RNS) — The Christian flag that became the focus of a free speech legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court was raised — briefly — outside Boston City Hall on Wednesday to cheers and songs of praise.

Faith on the field: Coaches were watching Supreme Court decision closely

SUNDOWN, Texas (BP) – Brannon Rodgers knows well how bright the lights burn over football fields in the Texas panhandle. They shine on teenagers barely old enough to drive as the main players on a stage, a stage that even in the smallest of towns, on Friday nights feels like the center of the world.

Americans believe religious liberty is declining, more believe Christians face intolerance

NASHVILLE (BP) – While most Americans say religious liberty is on the decline in the country, even more believe Christians are increasingly confronted with intolerance in the U.S. But some say American Christians complain too much about how they are treated.

Court’s term delivers wins for life, religious liberty

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court delivered deeply consequential victories for the sanctity of human life and religious freedom in its just-completed term, advocates for both causes said in assessing the justices’ work.

Oración del entrenador es constitucional, dictamina la Corte Suprema

WASHINGTON (BP)—La oración en el mediocampo posterior al juego de un entrenador de fútbol norteamericano de una escuela secundaria no violó la prohibición de la Primera Enmienda sobre el establecimiento de religión por parte del gobierno, dictaminó la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos en una decisión de 6-3 el lunes (27 de junio).

Supreme Court supports coach’s right to pray on field

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court delivered what most religious liberty advocates declared an important victory in ruling Monday (June 27) the post-game, midfield prayer of a high school football coach did not violate the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion.

High court: School-choice program violates religious free exercise

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court solidified its view of religious freedom regarding public benefits by ruling Tuesday (June 21) a state violated the First Amendment by barring faith-based schools from participation in a tuition-assistance program.

High court: School-choice program violates religious exercise

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday (June 21) a state violated the First Amendment by barring faith-based schools from participation in a tuition-assistance program.

Report: Religious freedom violations continue around world

WASHINGTON (BP) – Governments and societies throughout the world continue to violate religious freedom, but progress was made in some countries during the last year, U.S. State Department officials said Thursday (June 2) upon the release of an annual report.